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Posted 4 years ago

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rea1on1
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Paid 50 bucks for this vintage late 1940's or early 1950's ( I think ) Glasco Coca-Cola chest / cooler that needs to be restored. The compressor is missing as well as the bottle cap catcher and cash box - I can’t open the side door - don't want to force it. If some have any idea how to open it without forcing it or denting it let me know – I have done as much research and comparison online as I know how - and none of the others have the decal showing the actual coke in hand – does it make it more valuable - in any case I love it - it is a great piece… Also I have call around to get prices on restoration – the prices are outrageous – what is too much to dish out on restoration –
Any and all information / comments would be helpful
Thanks… rea1on1

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  1. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 4 years ago
    looks good as is. and if the prcies are high, save some money and don't restrore it. I think this is late 50's or early 60's. value is probably in the 150-200 range. What does petretti's say, Ray?
  2. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 4 years ago
    did you sned out that package yet?
  3. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 4 years ago
    I mean send.
  4. rea1on1, 4 years ago
    thanks guys....... One of the local dealers here got a little disappointed that I wouldn’t sell it to him for …guess what!!! 50 bucks…..he called it a gutted piece of junk…. LOL… thought about selling it...aaaahhhh! I like the aged look anyway... think I will keep it and set it inside my closed in back porch -It will go well with my other antiques - will use it for parties .... beer and such!!!
  5. rea101, 4 years ago
    oh.... never found out how to open the side door.... any hints???
  6. rea1on1, 4 years ago
    think i'll just leave it as is.... cant force it from the inside the tin bottle holder, or cooler "dont know the proper name for it" thats in really good condition is still there as is the the liner under the bottom - it looks really nice in person - and on my porch!!!.....thanks
  7. madmac, 4 years ago
    if you want in it take screws out of door hinges. I have same cooler complete. been offered 500 bucks, turned down.
  8. wildwest49, 3 years ago
    i have a glasco slider my side door opens with a allen wrench
  9. dean, 3 years ago
    i have a glasco slider the side door on mine opens by turning with a allen wrench and the coin changer screws out

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